Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points in the body to illicit a therapeutic response. Originating in China thousands of years ago an acupuncturist trained in Chinese Medicine will often combine needle insertion with Tui Na Or Shiatsu (types of oriental massage), moxibustion (heating of needles) and/or lifestyle/dietary advise according to individual diagnosis.
What can it do for me?
Some people turn to acupuncture for help with a specific symptom or condition. Others choose to have treatment to help maintain good health, as a preventive measure, or simply to improve their general sense of well-being. Traditional acupuncture aims to treat the whole person rather than specific symptoms in isolation, it can be effective for a range of conditions.
An acupuncturist treats the person, not just the condition which you have, so each patient’s treatment plan will be different. However, you can always ask one of us to contact you to give you an idea of what to expect. Many people return to acupuncture again and again because they find it so beneficial and relaxing.
In 2009 the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence recommended that acupuncture should be made available on the NHS, as a cost-effective short-term treatment for the management of early, persistent non-specific lower back pain.
At the Centre we have four fully qualified therapists offering Traditional Chinese Acupuncture. All are registered with and members of The British Acupuncture Council, the leading British regulatory body for acupuncture which ensures that all its members have the first degree level training in traditional acupuncture and comply with strict Safe Practice standard.